reviews

The SERIOUS Hat Band
[the top hat band]
Sykes

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Reviews


A selection of our recent reviews.


"Just brilliant"
Liz E. - Wedding

I have been wanting to get in touch for ages but unfortunately life has been a little hectic since the 20th so I though an email would be the way forward... to say a huge huge huge thank you to the band for making the very best of extremely difficult circumstances at our reception on the 20th after the extremely high winds brought down a tree onto the local substation which had a disastrous effect on the electricity at the racecourse. I wanted to ask you to pass on our huge thankyous to the band. They were just fantastic, totally un-flappable and were so calm and extremely reassuring that they would plan on regardless... and they did. Our first dance was perfect and I know the dance floor was packed until the electricity totally piled in and led to us having to evacuate. I have had so many people telling me how amazing they thought the band were and even when we were all kicked out of the racecourse due to fire hazard caused by the electricity totally failing, they grabbed the guitars on the steps outside in very chilly weather and carried on singing. I am sure that many other bands would have thrown the towel in and left us to freeze but your guys really were just brilliant... we had such a superb, fantastic day and had such a brilliant party planned. Even the poor pig roast had to go to waste and I had been so looking forward to the band but the weather unfortunately had other ideas. But I just wanted to let you know just how fantastic the band were in such difficult circumstances. I really cannot thank you enough. You were so easy to work with in the lead up to the wedding as well that we will certainly be in touch again for the next bash.


"Truly great musicians"
Rachel and Mark - Wedding

Mark and I wanted to drop you a note to say a very big 'thank you' for the wonderful music and entertainment the band provided at our reception on 27 July. They were truly great musicians and as one of my friends said, David Gray could have been there singing for us! Not only did all our guests enjoy the music, but we had a great boogie and our first song was very special. We have had lots of comments about the great mix of music and ability to get everyone up dancing, although they didn't need much encouragement!


"Thankyou"
Charlotte and Paul - Wedding

It was such an amazing night. Dealing with yourselves has been such a pleasure and we have been very impressed with all your communication for what can be a very stressful time, you made one aspect very easy.


"You totally nailed it!"
Charlotte H. - Wedding

Just a quick note to say the hugest thank you from Andrew and myself for playing at our wedding! You totally nailed it! Such fabulous music. Never seen such a busy dance floor. Everyone has said how awesome you were. Thanks for coming so far down south! We hope you enjoyed too.


"Many thanks"
Amanda and Stuart - Wedding

Thank you for such a great job with the music for our wedding. Your versions of our specially requested songs were superb.


"Thankyou, once again!"
Association of Surgeons in Training - Re-union Ball

As usual, the band put on a great enthusiastic performance. Look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.


"You helped make our day perfect"
Nicole and Paul - Wedding

Thank you for your amazing entertainment at our wedding at Haughley Park Barn. You helped make our day perfect! I really enjoyed singing with you guys.


"Thank you also for making the entire process so easy"
Susan B_C - Wedding

An enormous thank you to you and your band for the most incredible performance - you managed to keep the dancefloor heaving the entire night which was just perfect, so much so that neither Harry nor I even strayed as far as the cheese board! We've therefore stowed away some smelly stilton for the honemoon which I'm sure will make us popular with the other passengers.. Thank you also for making the entire process so easy - dealing with our constant change of first dance, arriving so promptly and generally ensuring the music was one thing we knew we had covered. I will recommend you to anyone that asks! Thanks again, and see you at another wedding soon no doubt.


"We cannot praise them enough"
Emma and Philip - Wedding

The band were the talk of the evening; professional but fun and interacted really well with everyone even allowing some people up to sing with them!). The dance floor was always full. There were songs for every taste. We must also thank you for the ease of the booking process. Even with a last minute change of venue, you were not fazed! If only everything wedding related could be so easy!


"So many positive comments"
David and Sophie - Birthday Party

Many thanks for a great session on Friday as we had so many positive comments from friends which will no doubt provide possible new opportunities from the Wandsworth crowd in the future.


"As ever the dance floor was packed..."
Ed and Poppy - Wedding

Hope you are well, we have just got back from a few weeks away so apologies for not being in touch sooner. I just wanted to thank you very much for your efforts in the lead up to our wedding and also for being absolutely brilliant on the night. We had such a good time and felt there was a real party atmosphere which The Serious Hat Band have to take a lot of the credit for. As ever the dance floor was packed and a lot of friends have said how good the band was. Also to throw in a bit if Whitney was an absolute winner!


"A great hit with the crowd"
Cowes Week - Cowes Week, Isle of Wight

I would like to say a big "thank you " to you and the members of the Serious Hat Band for your fantastic performance at the Yacht Haven during Cowes Week. Not only were you a very professional and excellent band - you were all fantastic people and were a great hit with the crowd.


"Superb evening's entertainment"
Ernst & Young - Corporate Party

Further to our Oscars Party at the Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel in London on Friday we would like to extend our thanks for the superb evening's entertainment. Everyone has commented how much they enjoyed the evening. Once again many thanks for your contribution and for making our party a success.


"The dance floor was heaving"
Vicky and Jim de T. - Wedding

Thank you so much for a great evening of music and entertainment. The band were absolutely brilliant and everyone of our guests enjoyed the evening thoroughly. The dance floor was heaving and the music was out of this world. It made the entire day and finished such a fantastic day off brilliantly. The band were professional and entertained our guests all evening. Thanks again for all your hard work to make our day as special as it was.


"A superb band"
William C. - President's Ball

Just a note to thank you and your band for a fantastic performance two Saturdays ago. The evening, although small in numbers was thoroughly enjoyed by all and made by your leadership of a superb band. Many thanks again.


"Absolutely top notch"
Gemma and Andy - Wedding

I wanted to write you a quick email to say how brilliant the Top Hat Band were on our wedding day. They were absolutely on time to the second, and the singing (especially our first dance) and repertoire were absolutely top notch. Please send a big thank you/pat on the back from myself and Gemma.


"The guys were fantastic"
Matthew - Birthday Party

The guys were fantastic and they did a great job. Lots of people have been asking for their details.


"Exactly what we had hoped for"
Jane and Lee - Wedding

We have just got home from our honeymoon. Back to reality now sadly! I just wanted to say what an excellent day we had on our wedding day, we both loved everything about it. such a happy day and made extra special by you and The Serious Hat Band. You did fantastic sets, it was exactly what we had hoped for, and it was so wonderful to see the dance floor full all night. I have been to weddings where the bride struggles to drag two or three people up to dance! Loads of guests also commented how great you were. So a huge success all round!


"Thankyou"
Rachel and Mark - Wedding

I would just like to say a big thank you to the Top Hat Band for playing so brilliantly at our wedding reception. The music was just great, everyone was dancing their socks off and so many of our guests have complimented the band. It was a real treat to have such good live music. We were really grateful to them for creating such a brilliant party atmosphere.


"Wow wow wow!!!"
Beth and Ben - Wedding

Your band were sensational. Everybody has been raving about how wonderful you all were. So reassuring to speak to on the phone. So professional. Thank you so much for playing and being such a superb part of our wedding day.


"A memorable occasion"
Jill and Peter - Wedding

Peter and I would like to thank you and your band most sincerely for your wonderful performance. You helped to make the day so perfect and all our guests enjoyed the music and your professionalism.


"They were everything we had been hoping for and more"
Becky and Paul - Wedding

Just a few lines to say how fantastic we thought the band were. They played a brilliant mix of music and had everyone up on their feet for the whole night. They were everything we had been hoping for and more and really made our day finish on a high; we have received so many compliments on our "great choice of band" since the big day. Please could you pass on our thanks to the band for helping to make our day such a wonderful event. We would also like to thank you too for being such a great help in organising the band for our day.


"We could not have asked for a better performance"
Greshams School - May Ball

Just a quick message of thanks from myself and all who were present at the Tallis May Ball on May 16th. We could not have asked for a better performance, and the fact that you had virtually all of the 150 students present on the dance floor for the entirely of both your sets speaks for itself. The comments following this event from the students were very complimentary to the band although I will refrain from quoting them directly as the flattery from such numbers of eighteen year old girls would be to the serious detriment of your health.


"They were fantastic"
Claire T. - Wedding

A big thank you to the Top Hat band. They were fantastic. To be honest, I wondered if I had taken a bit of a risk booking them on a friend's say-so but they were truly excellent and I will be passing the recommendation on. All our guests have commented on them especially the lead singer who was v. energetic and really put his all into it. The play list was spot on.


"A huge thank you"
Rebecca T. - Wedding

We had a fantastic time dancing, it was awesome! We loved the music you guys chose and as the floor was full the whole time it was clear the rest of the party did too. Thank you also for learning our Jewel song 'This Way' - much appreciated. We will highly recommend you!


"An exceptional night"
Darren and Heidi - Birthday party

Hard to believe it's been a week since the party, and sorry it's taken me so long to find the time to mail you! Just wanted to thank you, and the band for what was an exceptional night, that we will always remember! Look forward to seeing you for my 50th in 8 years, if you haven't hung up the mike by then!


"Our sincere thanks"
Paul and Claire - Wedding

A great many people have commented on how much they enjoyed the band, and we were most impressed with their professionalism at all points during the evening. We would particularly like to thank them for learning 'My baby just cares for me' at short notice.


"Thankyou"
Mark and Becky - Wedding

They got everybody dancing and contributed a great deal to making the whole evening a success. I would have no hesitation in recommending them and certainly, given the comments received from our friends, neither would the rest of our guests.


"We were thrilled"
Serena S-J - Wedding

A big thank you to you all for our band being such a success at Danesfield on 22nd June. We were thrilled.


"Everyone was impressed with your band"
Phil and Nenita - Wedding

Just to say thanks for a great evening, of course everyone was impressed with your band, we were in a bit of a daze but I do remember in particular a great rendering of Summer of ' 69. Thanks also for being so flexible with the slipping time scale and for allowing Jenny to do her bit. Wish I could find an excuse to book you again!


"A great way to end a great day!"
Phil and Sue - Wedding

A big thank you to you and the band for the great music you played at our wedding on June 5th. We thoroughly enjoyed the dancing as we know our friends and relatives did! Many people have commented on how good you were. It was certainly a great way to end a great day!


"We can't thank you enough"
Vicky and Rob - Wedding

Thanks so much for Saturday evening - our guests were all raving about how great you all were and I don't think the dance floor was ever even close to being empty! We can't thank you enough for helping to make it such a fun day. We won't hesitate to recommend you and I'm sure the same could be said for our guests.


"Nothing short of brilliant"
Peter and Sarah - Wedding

They were nothing short of brilliant with just the right mix of songs, which was definitely backed up by the amount of preople on the dance floor all night. We have had a lot of compliments about them, so please pass this on.


"You were brilliant"
Pat and Terry - Wedding

You got the mix just right and you didn't once lose your captive audience, quite unusual I would say. To say we are grateful would be an understatment; get the music wrong at a function and it will never work and from the time of your opening bars, we knew everyting was going to be great and it was.


"It was perfect"
Anna M. - Wedding

Just a quick note to thank you and the band for a great evening yesterday at our wedding - I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to have a chat but it was perfect, you had people dancing all night and lots of guests told us how much they enjoyed the band.


"Dance floor packed all night"
Clare and Alex - Wedding

I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for organising the Serious Hat Band for our wedding and please pass on our thanks to the band. They were absolutely fantastic - keeping the dance floor packed all night and we have had so many comments since the wedding saying how great they were. They played such a great part in making the day the best day of our lives!


"The dance floor was packed..."
Nick and Emma - Wedding

Emailing you from our honeymoon in beautiful Italy. Just wanted to drop you (and the band!) a note to say thank you for the performance they put on last weekend. The entire day went brilliantly, but the number of comments since then about the band specifically has been incredible. The dance floor was packed and everyone had a fantastic evening. So please pass on my thanks to the guys. Really helped make our day that little bit more perfect.


"Fantastic performance"
Born Free Foundation - Charity Ball

Nothing but positive feedback. You were all brilliant and handled everything totally professionally.


"You were absolutely sensational"
Katie - Charity Ball

You were absolutely sensational and my only sadness is that everything went on for too long which resulted in too little of you! Next time (??!!!) shorter - or no - auction and later finish time! You’ve been warned. Thank you so very very much for being such a superstar and support.


"Performed brilliantly"
Andrew and Sarah - Wedding

We just wanted to write to say thank you to the band for a fantastic performance at our wedding reception in October. We thought they performed brilliantly and really gave us our monies' worth. The selection of songs were spot-on and they got everyone up and dancing the night away.


"Thank you so much for keeping everyone on the dance floor!"
Charlotte and Jurrien - Wedding

Just a small note to say thank you so much for being part of our wedding and keeping everyone on the dance floor! The Dutch songs were amazing and you completely over delivered on learning those! It was the most incredible day. Will definitely be recommending you!


"Better and better"
Owen B. - Wedding

Just back from a quick week away after the wedding and wanted to say how brilliant the band were. That's the fourth time i have now seen them, and i must say they get better and better! Everyone commented on how good they were and they really did make the evening reception go with a bang, no one wanted them to finish!


"The best party ever!!!"
Jane and Jim - Wedding

I'm Nick's new mother in law!! As Nick booked you for their wedding evening and organised everything with you I haven't emailed you before but I had to let you know that EVERYONE that I have spoken to has been full of praise for the band at the wedding!! You were absolutely brilliant!! The range of music and vocals was amazing and everyone has such a good evening. I don't think I have ever seen such a packed dance floor with everyone enjoying themselves so much. The sight of Emma and Nick raised up on friends' shoulders with all the guests singing along to Mr Brightside will stay with me forever!! You really made Emma and Nick's wedding evening truly magical and memorable - the best party ever!!! Thank you to all the band.


"Hope to see you again"
Jon and Pip - Party

Just a quick note of thanks to you and the band for a great performance on Saturday night. Many people have commented to myself and others how they thought you were fantastic and absolutely made the night! Myself and Pip had a great time and it was nice to fully enjoy the dance floor this time without having to circulate around family after getting married.


"A magical day"
Amanda and Max - Wedding

Thank-you so much for such a brilliant evening you did on Saturday for Annabel and Phil's wedding. Even people who hadn't danced for years, including my 83 year old father, got up and danced the night away! The wonderful music just kept on coming and was fantastic. We loved having The Serious Hat Band here and will definitely pass your details on to others. I hope that the soggy ground didn't deter you too much but the tracking was a life saver. Please pass on our thanks to the other three guys of the band for their brilliant playing. We had such a magical day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The band were a big part of that and were definitely the icing on the cake! Many, many thanks.


"You went way beyond our expectations"
Serena and Michael - Wedding

Thank you so much for all that you did to make our wedding day celebrations so special. You won't believe how many of our guests have said how much they enjoyed your sets on the night and I've never seen a band work so hard. From strange requests to belting out Erasure half an hour after you should have started packing up, you went way beyond our expectations. You set up silently, despite having other musicians on the stage when you arrived and then you literally rocked till way after midnight. The dance floor was full all night and all age groups from one to 87 were spotted having a good old shimmy. Thank you so much chaps.


"Definitely recommending you to my friends"
Emily and Andrew - Wedding

What can I say? The Top Hat Band were awesome!! I can't thank you and the band enough for a wonderful evening's entertainment. The jazz in the afternoon was just right and very mellow. And the guys in the evening were brilliant and everyone was up dancing. There were many people praising the band in the morning both young and old. So many of my friends really enjoyed themselves and the dance off was hilarious. All the men were wearing their ties round their heads at the end as some form of tribute to the Top Hat Band! Andrew and I will always look back on our wedding evening and laugh and smile at the fun we had.


"Your band played outstandingly"
Dream Occasions - Wedding

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service leading up to my clients' wedding on 4th May. I understand Matt was in touch with you frequently but this is because music was so important to them. As such, they were thrilled when your band played outstandingly getting everyone up and dancing. The first thing they said to me on the 5th was, "Thank you for finding Ed".


"The singing was brilliant"
Michael and Lois - Wedding

Sorry it has taken over a week to send this email, we did tell the guys in the band, (apologies for not remembering their names) on Friday that we would contact you after the event. We all had a fantastic day, followed by an equally good evening of entertainment from the band and, we were very impressed with the song Beth and Kyle chose for their first dance, the singing was brilliant. At the start of the evening we did promise the band dancing, and I don't think we let them down! We are pleased our friend recommended the Top Hat Band, and would definitely recommend them to anyone organising an event.


"Many thanks again"
Mr M A T Bowden - Wedding

A huge thanks to you and the band for providing great enterainment throughout the evening. We had such a great time. Also, many of our guests have commented on what a great performance it was and how they really enjoyed the dancing and excellent play-list.


"You were awesome!"
Helen and David - Wedding

You were awesome! Thanks to you all for the most amazing and professional music. Our guests were blown away by your skill and great repertoire. Even my mum liked the music - the floor was full all evening.


"They didn't want you to leave"
Ann C. - BT Global Challenge Party

I am writing to thank you and your band for providing the entertainment at our rents Bye Bye Party in the Guildhall. The feedback we had from those who attended was fantastic and I know everyone enjoyed themselves as was proved at the and when they didn't want you to leave. The mix of music was just right and it certainly got everyone dancing.


"Packed dance floor"
Nigel G. - Charity Ball

I am writing on behalf of the organising committee for the 1-2-3 Ball to say a heartfelt thank-you for your performance. We had numerous comments about the band and they were, without exception, flattering! The packed dance floor through both of your sets spoke for itself - the music was a massive part of the overall success of the evening.


"You really got everyone up and dancing"
Kate M. - Wedding

Just to reiterate my thanks for your splendid performance on Saturday night at Jessa and Justin's wedding. You really got everyone up and dancing and kept them there - it was great. Once again, many thanks - I shall definitely keep your name in case one of my other children decides to go down the same route!


"Fantastic music which kept the dance floor full all night"
Mike and Charlie - Wedding

Many thanks for bringing the party to our fantastic wedding at Boconnoc. We had the perfect day, topped off by the fantastic music, which kept the dance floor full all night. I hope you're busy and things are going well in the band.


"Thankyou"
Friends of Belmont - Charity Ball

A massive thank you for providing us with such a brilliant band for the 007 Ball. The Top Hat Band were incredibily slick - they read the audience really well and made sure everyone danced all night, from the the moment that came on stage. They are all extremely talented musicians and nothing was too much trouble. I particularly want to thank you for being so flexible with our last minute demands, you were an absolute pleasure to work with.


"A big success"
Tammy and Richard - Wedding

Thank you thank you thank you. You guys were FANTASTIC. I'm sure the Baraset Barn hasn't rocked like that ever before (or for a long time to come!) My only disappointment was that I didn't get to dance more! (The price of being the bride... had to be sociable). We have had so many comments about how good you were, and you in no small way made the evening reception a big success. That you soooo much to you all.


"You guys really made the birthday very special"
Max and Andrea - Birthday Party

You guys really made the holiday/ Birthday very special and brought back so many great memories and made even better new ones, even my children think I have good taste in music . Many many thanks and look forward to seeing and hearing you again. Regards Max


"It really was amazing"
Jones Knowles Ritchie - Corporate Event

I just wanted to thank you and the band for Friday night. Everyone had such a great time - I've never seen so many dancing! We'd love to host your band again at another of our events, so no doubt I will be in touch in the future, but thank you, it really was amazing!


"Keep up the good work"
Emma and Simon - Wedding

You were absolutely brilliant! We were so pleased that the dancefloor was full all evening. Everyone has mentioned how much they enjoyed the band in their letters. We had such an incredible day and we thank you for playing your part so brilliantly.


"The band were brilliant"
Timothy I. - James Bond Party

The band were brilliant on Saturday - please pass on our thanks for three great sets and a thoroughly professional performance. Plenty of sore feet from all the dancing on the bar! We wouldn't hesitate to use / recommend again in the future. Thanks for all your help.


"There's no wedding like a Hat Band Wedding - the dance floor of old and young is packed"
Mike and Milly - Wedding

Let us start by apologies for such a well deserved thank you being so late... we had great intentions but we really wanted to wait to get the photos back from Ian as he took some corkers... You totally nailed our first dance- it was amazing- you guys really did pull out all the stops. I think between Mike and I we spent the majority of the evening on the dance floor- but looking through all of our photos, our guests seemed to do the same. Mum and Dad have always commented that they never go to weddings like a Hat Band Wedding- the dance floor, of old and young, is packed. You managed to sneak in all the Hues favourites (a new one for Dave- he grins every time he replays Blur's Country House) and the whole night the mix was perfect. Mike and I both love dancing, and as my legs and feet reminded me the morning after- I didn't miss many songs! Hopefully we will have done a Rob and Alice and you might get some more business from us yet and we can have another good old dance and sing along... But I am sure that there are already talks of whether we can justify a Hues Christening Hat Band (Rob and Alice have safely had baby Evelyn)..... if not we'll have to wait for our 30th's! Take Care and honestly, thank you all so much Milly & Mike Xx


"Fantastic performance"
Georgie and Grant - Wedding

Fantastic performance. A lot of the experienced wedding goers have said it was the best wedding they've ever been to.


"Seamless organisation"
Rory C. - Wedding

Please pass on my sincere thanks to the band who played at our wedding last month. They were brilliant, every bit as good as I had hoped and had suspected from your seamless organisation. They really made the evening. Lots of people have singled out the band as the thing they remember most about the wedding. They even had my parents stomping away for most of the evening, they did more dancing in one evening than in the previous 35 years. And such nice boys too, they were charming and well-behaved. I think I had better stop now. Suffice to say, my wife has already passed on your details to someone for a wedding enxt year and I would gladly recommend them to anyone. Many many thanks.


"Happy Memories"
Peter and Caroline - Wedding

We have so many happy memories from our wedding that you played and we continue to receive comments from guests on how much they enjoyed your music! Thanks again.


"Thanks for the professional way you handle the booking"
Katie and Stuart - Wedding

Just a note to say a big thank you for the fantastic performance at our wedding reception on June 9th at Birch Grove. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and kept saying that you were brilliant. Also thanks for the professional way you handle the booking. It was one less thing for me to worry about.


"The hugest thank you"
Georgie and Andy - Wedding

Just want to say the hugest thank you for the band on our wedding day! You guys were amazing and i cant remember any time not being on the dance floor when you were playing. Thank you so much and i have recommended you to some of my friends already! :)


"Wish we could do it all over again!"
Ginny and Andy - Wedding

Please can you pass on our sincere thanks to the top hat band who played so brilliantly at our wedding on Saturday. They were superb and all our guests had a fantastic time, thanks to them. I just wish we could do it all over again!


"A fabulous evening"
Big Band Events Managements - Corporate Party

After initial concerns about having a band we'd not previously worked with being hired for an important client's annual event, we are delighted to now express our thanks to you and your band for a fabulous evening. You impressed us all with the talent and diversity of your line-up. You've been a pleasure to deal with throughout and we look forward to the opportunity to introduce you to more of our events.


"Brilliant performance"
Wallace D. - Birthday Party

Thank you so much for the brilliant performance at our party. The band helped turn a very special evening into a truly memorable occasion. Everyone has said how great the band was. Please pass on my thanks to all the band. Thanks also for allowing me to play with you and for making me sound good! It was an experience that will live in the memory for years to come - roll on my 60th!


"Thankyou"
Kim S. - Wedding

Just a quick thank you to the guys in Top Hat for playing at our wedding. They were great and I know that lots of people tried to get their names at the end for future bookings. It was really lovely the way they involved our guests and i know everyone had a great day and evening.


"Here's to the next time!"
Jo G. - Wedding

What a success! The Top Hat Band are indeed the tops. What more can we say. Super vocalists, wonderful saxophonist and music just to our taste. Thank you so much to the band for making it such a great evening for everyone to enjoy; we've never seen a dance floor so consistently packed! Thanks also for transferring my old college records onto discs and for the charming rendition of "How deep is the ocean". Here's to the next time.


"I would definitely recommend the band"
Paul and Kelly - Wedding

I know it's almost a month since the band played (18th April, Addington Palace) however I would like to say a belated thank you to you and the band. They were really good, engaged the audience a lot and didn't eat too much from the buffet, at least not when i was looking! We had a number of compliments from guests of various ages and taste. One of my uncles thought they could be the new U2 although I think he might have had a bit too much to drink! I would definitely recommend the band to others.


"The music was amazing!!!"
Sarah and Josh - Wedding

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for the music at Josh's and My wedding last weekend. I'm sad I couldn't stay for the whole final set, but I was really about to pile in, silly baby bump!! I hear the final set was awesome though!! I am so grateful for the first dance it was even better than I imagined, one of my favourite memories of the whole day. My one biggest fear was no one dancing but you guys quickly settled those fears and the music was amazing!!! Click to read Sarah's review on Facebook.


"We had a fantastic time"
Jane and Jonny - Wedding

Thank you all so much for helping make our wedding reception so memorable. We had a fantastic time. The whole days was perfect from start to finish and the quality of the band topped it off.


"A spectacular performance"
Karen and Mark - Wedding

The evening's entertainment was one of the best that we have ever seen and heard. All our guests had a great time and were as equally impressed. Throughout the whole day the band acted professionally and performed all the requested songs with considerable expertise.


"It was great!"
Sarah and Christopher - Wedding

Firstly may I apologise for taking so long to write to you and the band. Time has just flown by since we returned from our honeymoon in Africa. However, I wanted to write to you all to say than you so much for making our wedding reception an excellent night for us and all our guests. So many people have told us there was a real buzz at the Courtyard in Ipswich at our reception and it was your band that ensured everybody really enjoyed themselves. Gilly and I had an excellent day and thoroughly enjoyed listening and dancing to some of our favourite songs, especially the Paul Weller song, "You do something to me" which you played for our first dance. It was great.


"Totally amazing"
Jo and Alan - Wedding

Thank you so much for performing a fantastic set at our wedding. We both had the most amazing day and feedback from all our guests imply that they also had a great time. Your band certainly know how to get everyone up and dancing. Thank you also for letting Jonny Wilkes sing with you for our first dance and also for doing a number with Robbie. That certainly has got everyone talking!


"Everybody loved the music"
Melanie and Derek - Wedding

We'd just like to thank you for the music at our wedding. The evening was excellent and everybody loved the music.


"You really kept the dance floor pumping"
Suzie and Doug - Wedding

Dear Ed and all of The Top Hat Band, I wanted to write and say a huge Thank You for your spectacular performance at our wedding. You really did a tremendous job and kept the dance floor appropriately pumping throughout the night. I felt terrible the day that in all the excitement of the wedding I didn't even get a chance to say hello and thank you!!! I hope that you were well taken care of an our guests were a fun audience. I really cannot thank you enough for the part you played in making it such a special day for us. Thank you again, Suzie and Doug.


"Will definitely recommend you to everyone now!"
Sarah L. - Wedding

Chris and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for such a great band last night. Please thank everyone for us (sorry we didn't have a chance to last night). It really was fantastic. Everyone has been telling us how great the band was. Even the limbo seemed to work and we loved it! Sorry about the delay at the beginning and thank you so much for playing straight through. Will definitely recommend you to everyone now!


"We've received loads of compliments about you"
Justin L-T. - Wedding

Just a short note to say a (massively belated) thanks for playing at our wedding back in July. The dance floor was packed all evening and it was definitely one of the sweatiest dance floors I've ever experienced, which means you were definitely doing something right! We've received loads of compliments about you guys as well from all the guests who thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks too for helping out those singers in disguise - I understand they had to use your sound equipment so thanks for saving the day. Apparently you're being booked in for Thady and Zoe's wedding next year, which I'll be best man at, so I long forward to enjoying another great evening then!


"You made the evening"
Kate M - Wedding

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing and singing at Thomas and Shawn's wedding on 13th June. As at Jessa's you made the evening and got everyone dancing immediately. I just hope you got your supper with time! Two more children to go, but hopefully not next year at least - I need a break!! Thanks again to all of you.


"A fantastic performance"
Jo and Paul - Wedding

Had to write to you and all in the Top Hat Band to say thank you for adding so much to our wedding last Saturday. Everything on the day went so well (even the sun shone before the gales that night!) and it was topped off by a fantastic performance by the very talented boys in the band! Everyone has been asking about where we found you and we will be more than happy to recommend the Top Hat Band and Dewson Entertainments to anyone!


"All anyone could talk about the next day was you guys"
Francesca and Simon - Wedding

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last weekend. You guys were amazing and we had such an incredible time! All anyone could talk about the next day was you guys and how good you were. The range of songs you played was fantastic and made sure the dance floor was constantly full. I was just having such a good time and didn't want it to end! We would absolutely recommend you to anyone in the future.


"An excellent band"
Divinia - Wedding

I would like to thank the four young men involved in the band playing at my daughter's wedding on the 7th October. They were an excellent band and greatly contributed to a successful evening. Thank you once again and I hope their return journey was safe.


"All our guests loved your band"
Claire and Will - Wedding

Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much we and all our guests loved your band at our wedding. Thank you so much! The dance floor was packed pretty much the whole night, the sound was great and the set list was very well chosen! I have to say I never imagined we'd be dancing in a circle to 'bat out of hell'- that was definitely one of the most memorable (and bizarre) parts of the whole day!


"Perfect"
British Red Cross - Charity Ball

Firstly thanks you thank you thank you for a great night's entertainment on Saturday at our charity ball!!! The night was a great success.

When orgainising an event it is critical that as a charity we spend wisely. However one must never cut corners and I believe that one must speculate to accumulate. Having seen you perform once before at a friend's wedding I knew that you were perfect for the job!! I have no hesitaiton in recommending you as a first class act! A great bunch of guys with an excellent repertoire who really got the dance floor rocking.

Please feel free to share my praise amongst your potential future clients! Guys, you were brill and made it a night to remember. I would definitely use you again.


"We will of course recommend you"
Peter and Katie - Wedding

Just a note to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding in Devon. You did a brilliant job and many people commented on your performance. Please pass my thanks to the rest of your team. We will of course recommend you to anyone else getting married.


"Excellent job"
The Afghan Ball - Charity Ball

We were extremely impressed with your team and the way it was set-up so quietly and efficiently. You remained very flexible with our timings and the type of music we wanted you to play.


"You bowled everyone over!"
Shaun and Claire - Wedding

Well the dust has settled after the wedding, Kate and Rick have been dispatched to Mexico on Honeymoon, and we have a complex spreadsheet with a rota for looking after the kids while they are away. My voice finally gave up and I had to take time off work on Monday and Tues (can't have a pilot who can't speak!) I've had nothing but praise and compliments from everybody both on the night, the next morning and since then as well, about how fantastic the band and the music were - you bowled everyone over! I'm so glad you were able to make it happen for us - many many thanks from us all. Also thanks so much for the amazing arrangement of Old Wild Men. The song means so much to our family - when you played it for us in Greenwich years ago it became a memorial to my Dad ever since then (if you remember he did some work with 10cc on the Gizmo attachment for the guitar). There wasn't a dry eye in the house on Saturday as we dedicated it to everyone's departed loved ones. I'm just gutted that I croaked my way through it! I guess we'll just have to do it again somehow... (I have some thoughts - more in due course...) Thanks again for making Kate and Rick's wedding day so special. Shaun and Claire


"Everyone loved you - the old and the young."
Andrew F. - Wedding

You guys were SICK! THANK YOU SO MUCH - you were WAY beyond expectations - please can we do it all again! Everyone loved you - the old and the young. We will without hesitation recommend you to anyone looking for a band.


"I'd highly recommend them to anyone!"
Charlotte and Tom - Wedding

The band were truly amazing - the singer especially really got the crowd involved and made it such a special evening. I'd highly recommend them to anyone!


"It simply couldn't have gone better"
Simon and Katie - Wedding

Everyone, without exception, said what a brilliant job the band did, I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. Packed dance floor and a brilliant range of music including my requested Saw Doctors track! It simply couldn't have gone better for us.


"We loved every song"
Freya and Jack - Wedding

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had the most fantastic evening and that was in no small part down to the excellent sets you played. We loved every song and you couldn't tear our guests off the dance floor if you tried! You were so responsive and reassuring throughout the planning process,which made a big difference, so thank you. We hope to hear you play again soon and we will spread the word.


"We look forward to a repeat performance on our anniversary"
Ben and Toni - Wedding

The feedback from the guests on your performance has been excellent. You certainly seemed to get everyone enjoying themselves, to the point where on guest split the trousers of his new suit right through the crotch as he boogied to your Blues Brothers tracks!! Many thanks once again. We look forward to a repeat performance on our anniversary!


"Worth every penny!"
Lynn and Rich - Wedding

Thank you so much for the excellent performance at our wedding in Devon at the end of September. It really made the evening I think. Everyone has been saying what a great time they had. You were worth every penny!


"You were absolutely great"
Serena and Mike - Wedding

Just to say thank you so much - you played at our wedding in Woodhall Space on Friday. We thought you were absolutely great and everybody keeps talking about how amazing the band was, so we wanted to thank you again. Thank you also for letting Lauren borrow the guitar and sing. The was really special for us too. Hopefully we will see you at many more weddings yet.


"The most almighty thank you"
Jo and Ben - Wedding

The most almighty thank you for the best wedding band ever!!! They were absolutely brilliant! The dance floor was packed all night, and they played some epic tunes. It was a rather small stage so they did very well to make the most of the space. Thank you do much and I will be sure to recommend you to anyone getting married!!


"You were a pleasure to deal with and we will not hesitate to recommend you"
Tom and Emily - Wedding

Thanks to you and the band for a superb performance on the night and for the professional approach that you took to the whole process. You were a pleasure to deal with and we will not hesitate to recommend you to friends, family and colleagues in future.


"Fantastic music, which kept the dance floor full all night"
Mike and Charlie - Wedding

Many thanks for bringing the party to our fantastic wedding at Boconnoc. We had the perfect day, topped off by the fantastic music, which kept the dance floor full all night. I hope you're busy and things are going well in the band.


"The band were brilliant"
Vicki and Paul - Wedding

The dance floor was packed at all times and everyone commented on how great the band and the music was! Thank you for letting our friend Lindsey sing. It was really special for us to hear her.


"Thanks to you and all in the band for making our day"
Tessa and Alex - Wedding

A very belated thank you for doing such a great job on 24th September at our wedding. The band were amazing and we got lots of comments and compliments from guests. Thanks to you and all in the band for making our day.


"A great evening"
Jackie and Martin - Party

Just a note of thanks to you and the boys for a great evening last weekend. So many people have contacted us during the week to say how much they enjoyed the band.


"Absolutely amazing"
Simon S. - Wedding

Alongside your performance, which was absolutely amazing, you were a delight to deal with before the wedding too – very professional with regards to emails and communication. And…Baby Give it Up – what a great start to the set after the first dance!


"The dancefloor was packed"
Rob - Birthday Party

I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thank you for another amazing performance on Friday night. As ever the dance floor was packed from start to finish and a great night was had by all! Looking forward to seeing you again on the 11th June!


"The band was a brilliant success"
Sharon H. - Wedding

The band was a brilliant success. So many people have asked for your number and we have had nothing but good comments about yourselves. So thank you once again and you will be hearing from us when we give the next party.


"You absolutely nailed it"
Natasha and George - Wedding

We just wanted to say the most enormous thank you for doing such a brilliant job on Saturday night! You absolutely nailed it and our permanently full dancefloor was testament to how much fun everyone had. We also especially appreciated your amazingly 'can do' attitude throughout the build up and especially on the day - you totally saved my bacon on the reels (which were a huge success!) and took a last minute song request with Journey that really sealed the evening for us. Huge huge thanks - we will most certainly be recommending you far and wide!


"A phenomenal wedding party"
Leandros and Julia - Wedding

We wanted to thank you and the guys from the Top Hat Band for a phenomenal wedding party. As we knew they would be, the band was superb - excellent playing and singing and a perfectly judged set-list which always responded to the dance floor. After the event we had several texts, emails and letters mentioning how good the band were in addition to a barrage of enthusiastic compliments on the night itself). In particular several of our musician friends remarked on the excellent musicianship of the players and how they got the perfect balance of performing with charisma and presence but never once being selfish. We had an amazing time and would recommend the band to anyone without reservation. A special thanks to the guys for their willingness to learn Zorba's dance. They nailed it and it went down a storm with English and Greek guests alike not to mention it inspired dance moves from my uncles from Cyprus the likes of which I've never witnessed in my life!). Finally, it was a pleasure dealing with you in the run-up to the big day. Thanks for your time, approachability and good humour on the phone and email and your utter professionalism from the first time we got in contact. We had the most amazing wedding day that was everything we hoped for and a lot more - a real credit to the energy, creativity, enthusiasm and intelligence of the professionals such as yourself that we had on board.


"Thank you for making our evening so special"
Jayne and Paul - Wedding

We just wanted to say thank you and your band so much for yesterday - you have showed true professionalism from beginning to end. Everyone commented last night how amazing the band was so thank you for making our evening so special (my feet are killing me today and you even managed to get Paul up to throw some shapes!)


"Great success"
Phil and Steph - Wedding

A massive thank you to the Serious Hat Band for the great success of the evening wedding reception. We had a fabulous day and still receive notes from our friends and family saying how good the band were evening though it's six months on!


"A night I shall always remember"
Jackie - Birthday Party

A very big thank you to yourself and your band for your fabulous entertainment last night, I have received many compliments from guests on your performance. Thank you for helping to make my birthday party so successful


"Utterly fantastic"
Ems and Harry - Wedding

I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to you and your incredible band who were utterly fantastic and so so thrilled we had you to play at our wedding on the 6th June. I am so sorry I was unable to meet you all properly as I think Harry and I were summoned for photos when you arrived which is such a shame. I cannot tell you how many people at the wedding have been raving about you and have asked for you contact details - hope you don't mind!? The dance floor was heaving as soon as you stepped on to the stage... which just goes to show how brilliant you were. Thank you for making the evening such a success and so truly memorable for everyone! Really hope we see you play at another wedding soon!


"You created a great atmosphere"
Kim and Olly - Wedding

Thank you so much for your great performance at our wedding in September. Everyone comment on how good the band were and you created a great atmosphere particularly taking into account the venue limitations. Dealing with you during all the organisation in the run up to the wedding was a pleasure. We look forward to having you play at other family events in the future.


"Thank you so much for saving the day"
Matin MacD. - Wedding

Just wanted to drop you all a quick note to say thank you so much for saving the day and topping off a superb wedding for us on Saturday. We head off on honeymoon now and will be back in touch on return. Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we do.


"Hatband...rockin' all over the world!"
Nick and Charlotte - Wedding

Charlotte and I are so extremely grateful to you and the band for being on absolutely mind blowing form at our wedding. We knew we wanted the dance floor to be good but you made it an absolute belter, which we will never forget! Everyone was exhausted the next day and loved every minute of your set. Thank you for helping us through American Pie, it turns out I'm not word perfect! We really look forward to seeing you at Thady and Zoe's on Saturday.


"Just perfect"
Lucy and Steve - Wedding

Just wanted to drop a line to say thank you so much to you and your wonderful band for a great evening's entertainment! From the first dance right through till the end it was just perfect and I was on the dance floor as much as was polite for the bride without ignoring her guests. Haha! Everyone I have spoken to was really impressed, and the only negative comment... disappointment that we couldn't keep going for longer!


"An excellent performance"
Fakenham Rugby Club - May Ball

May I take this opportunity, on behalf of Fakenham Rugby Club and myself, to thank you and the band for an excellent and most enjoyable performance at our Grand May Ball on Saturday. We look forward to requesting the Serious Hat Band for our Club at future events.


"Faultless"
Ed B. - Birthday Party

The Serious Hat Band were excellent. Not only in their musical ability but also in their ability to interpret our rather vague instructions of what we wanted! The choice of music and volume just right. Thank you for your faultless organisation.


"You played your socks off!"
Jean and Gary - Wedding

We'd like to thank you and the band for the sterling performance on 5th July at our wedding. We had a brilliant time and you got all our guests on the dancefloor! We really loved the music and were so glad we chose you. You played your socks off!


"We would love to have you back"
University of Durham - University Ball

Thanks for a great night guys. Keep in touch. We would love to have you back.

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